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The ancient Greeks understood human folly and exposed many character flaws through their mythology. Life scientist Juan Enriquez explains how their lessons are still relevant in the digital age. He compares the permanence of your digital imprint to that of a tattoo with one addendum: Your electronic tattoo will far outlive your time on Earth. Just as the ancient Greeks warned mortals of human foolishness, Enriquez cautions prudence in your virtual behavior. getAbstract believes this short talk will leave an indelible impression.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How individuals accumulate “electronic tattoos,”
  • How your online reputation outlasts your lifespan and
  • What lessons from ancient Greek myths can apply to your digital behavior.

About the Speaker

Juan Enriquez is the managing director of Excel Medical Ventures, a life sciences venture capital company, and the CEO of Biotechonomy, a genomics research firm.



“Without a word, tattoos really do shout,” often revealing a person’s character or backstory. Today, your “electronic tattoos” – the digital imprints you leave behind every time you post on...

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